Quotes of the Day for 10 June 2003 – Cars
Nikolaus August Otto was born at Holzhausen, Germany on this day in 1832. In 1861 he patented a two-stroke gas powered (gas, not gasoline) internal combustion engine. The only previous internal combustion engine was best suited to converting fuel to waste heat and the destruction of its bearings. In 1876 he created the first four-stroke piston engine, the first engine able to compete with steam for powering vehicles and the design followed by almost every automobile since.
The car trip can draw the family together, as it was in
the days before television when parents and children actually
talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves
badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
- Bertrand Russell, 1872 - 1970
The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.
- Dudley Moore
Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
- Erma Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996
Telling the future by looking at the past assumes that
conditions remain constant. This is like driving a car by
looking in the rearview mirror.
- Herb Brody
If automobiles had followed the same development cycle as
the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a
million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
- Robert X. Cringeley
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